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  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow

    • Employer: Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica
      Location: Taipei
      Country: Taiwan, Province of China
      Last Date to Apply: No value
      Open Until Filled: Yes

    Postdoctoral Position in Avian Genomics (Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan)


    Research project:

    This postdoctoral position is available in Chih-Ming Hung’s research group at Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica in Taiwan.  This position is aimed at biologists in the area of evolutionary genomics.  The main focuses of our research projects are to study the genomic bases of avian ecological adaptation or breeding behavior and understand their evolutionary mechanisms.  The postdoctoral fellow will analyze population genomic and transcriptomic data of several bird species and prepare manuscripts for publication.  Independently developing research within the project framework is also encouraged.



    1.     A Ph.D. in biology, bioinformatics, or a relevant field

    2.     Successful applicants must have strong background in molecular ecology, population genomics and/or bioinformatics.

    3.     Applicants with the following experiences are preferred:

    (a) experienced in whole genomic or transtriptomic analyses and (b) familiar with at least one programing language (Perl, Python or R).


    Salary & Condition:

    This position is for one year, and renewable upon satisfactory progress.  The starting date is flexible although August 1st, 2018 is preferred.


    The monthly salary will be between $ 58,000 ~ 63,000 NTD ($ 1,920 ~ 2,090 USD) depending on research experiences.  The position also offers health benefit and a year-ending bonus of 1.5-month salary.  The average living cost (including housing) in Taipei, Taiwan is about $ 20,000 ~ 28,000 NTD ($ 660 ~ 930 USD). 


    Academia Sinica has dynamic research environment and cutting-edge research facilities.  Taiwan is a subtropical island with beautiful beaches and mountains.



    To apply, please send (1) a cover letter describing your qualification, experiences and research interests, (2) a C.V. and (3) names and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Chih-Ming Hung (cmhung@gate.sinica.edu.tw).  The review of applications will start on July 1st, and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.


    Contact & Further information:

    Chih-Ming Hung, Assistant Research Fellow

    Biodiversity Research Center, Academia Sinica

    128 Academia Road Sec.2, Nankang, Taipei 115, Taiwan

    Email: cmhung@gate.sinica.edu.tw

    Tel: 886-2-2787-2297

    Webpage: http://www.biodiv.tw/index.php/en/people/faculty/dr-chih-ming-hung#lab-pi

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